After an era where it was cool to be stingy, more and more Germans are discovering the joy of giving. Psychologist say altruism is the 'formula for happiness' and researchers are already calling it the latest trend.
They don't need water to survive and bring at least as much joy as real flowers.
Several films at this year's Berlinale tell of existential crises, immigration and the dark side of globalization - serious issues indeed. But there is also some cinematic joy to be had amidst the gloom.
In 1914, war broke out in Europe. Many children recorded their feelings, fears and joys in their diaries, letters and pictures. A hundred years later, our documentary “Small Hands in a Big War” brings them back to life.
Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe is visiting South Africa, where he is looking for investment to reinvigorate his country's moribund economy - but not at the expense of his controversial indigenization policy.